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capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the c
in this country, former congressman jesse jackson jr. dabs his eyes with a handkerchief today as he pleaded guilty to using $750,000 of campaign money for personal expenses. among those purchases,s michael jackson memorabilia and a rolex watch. jackson is to be sentenced june 28th. his lawyer talked about the next step. >> the process that begins now is explaining that conduct to the audience that counts and that's obviously the sentencing judge. the way we're going to do it is not going to be on the courthouse steps. it's not going to be to oprah. no offense to oprah. we're going to do it as lawyers. >> jackson could get up to five years in prison and $250,000 fine. his wife is due in court later today and is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> and the new pope could be known sooner than expected. pope wen dikt xvi is considering changing the rule. they should vote on a successor 15 to 20 days after. his last day will be february 28. >>> and with fist bum ms and a full heart, robin roberts returning to "good morning america." the "gma" anchor was back on the air this morning
jackson jr. pleading guilty. he teared up in the court this morning. he is charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. >>> plus we are waiting for his wife to arrive. she is also facing corruption charges and is expected to plead guilty. >>> are republicans changing their tune? a new ad shows several of them supporting same-sex marriage. this is cnn newsroom, and i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> dramatic fall from grace for jesse jackson jr. the former congressman from illinois, he has pleaded guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. that is a federal offense that could put him behind bars for several years. the chicago democrat, of course, son of the reverend jesse jackson, is accused of using campaign cash for a huge personal spending spree, buying expensive watches, furs, and celebrity memorabilia. well, lisa sylvester, she was in the courtroom when jackson entered the plea. tell us, first of all, what was his demeanor? did he seem that he acknowledged what had happened and that he felt a certain sense of responsibility or remorse? >> reporter: he defin
attorney and college professor joey jackson and judge hatchet herself, tv host and best selling author. great to see all three of you. judge hatchet, let me start with you. you heard what the texas attorney jeff tillotson said, he is planning on filing the case today or tomorrow. they want their money back. they said it's ill gotten. i don't care he says we made a settlement. the settlement was based on fraud. does he have a shot? >> absolutely. based on the fact they entered into the settlement based on a certain set of facts that he has now recanted, i would take the case. i think he has a strong shot at recovering this money. and if i were lance's attorneys, i would try to settle the matter quietly and move on. >> joey jackson, if you are involved in this, and you see a settlement with language saying this thing is signed, sealed and delivered, you both agreed to agree. i never want to see you again in this courtroom. can you go back on that? i mean, this sounds like there are really two ways this could go. >> you know what happens, ashleigh, generally in any settlement, what you si
to be and i know defense attorney joey jackson. joey, let me begin with you. i keep wondering if this man is a dead man walking. they will either get him in a hail of bullets, or he will undoubtedly be up on a death penalty charge, if they catch him alive. >> yes. this is the type of story you don't think is going to end well. here's a person who apparently wanted to be a police officer all his life, was fired for whatever reasons they had to fire him. he apparently has a vendetta he wants to take out on everyone. so certainly a person like this whose admitted in his postings that he's depressed we know he's deranged. i don't have the feeling this will end well such there could ultimately be a capital murder prosecution. we will see. >> this underlines what we have been talking about so much. how do you know in advance who is going to snap in this way. there is no profile. there's an incredible piece in the current issue of the new yorker about the 45-year-old biology professor at the university of alabama who opened fire on a classroom of colleagues a number of years ago. >> i spoke to t
toobin and joe ji jackson are going to discuss this. we are going to hear from reeva steenkamp's best friend tonight, erin burr note out front. >>> and jodi arias testifying about the day travis alexander died. >> i was in the bathroom. i remember dropping the knife and it clinked on the tile, made a big noise, and i just remember screaming. i don't remember anything after that. not immediately. >> we break down her testimony and memory lapse, next. dle-meltr usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is appl
, thank you very much for that. >>> meanwhile, sticking with chicago now, a source close to jesse jackson jr. says the former congressman has signed a plea deal. federal prosecutors along with the fbi are investigating jackson for possible financial impr improprietor improprietors. he resigned from congress last year after taking an extended medical leave. >>> in 2013, the grammy awards are coming up. that will be tomorrow night. a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, has racked up six nominations. ocean's album "channel orange" is nominated for album of the year. country singer taylor swift is among the favorites in the record of the year category with her song "we are never, ever getting back together." ♪ >>> police in three states now on the alert and on the lookout for an ex-cop with a grudge. >>> snow in the california mountains may make it easier for christopher dorner to allude that manhunt. he is accused of killing three people, including a police officer. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: doma
is this, as we take a look, let me show you the radar picture here. jackson, mississippi, you're actually in the clear all the way southward to areas of gulfport. mobile, you're okay, it's this band now from birmingham southward. birmingham, i think you're going to be fine. you're going to have heavy rain and obviously some thunderstorms, but we get in a little closer with this, the concern is now going to move to areas of montgomery, alabama. it's going to move toward columbus, georgia, le lagrange, valdosta. these watch boxes will most likely continue. they're not sliding to the east-northeast. they're almost making their way eastward. which tells me we have a lot of upper level support. when a thunderstorm builds it's like taking a can of soda and shaking it up. it's like popping that can of soda and that's where it gets its force and, therefore, we're finding the vorticity coming out of the back. for the most part as you see this movement, 50 miles per hour, they're moving through very quickly, but the damage can be real as we have seen in these pictures. again, areas from around hatt
jackson joining me now. let's start with you, jeff, can they get the reward or is that caveat really big? >> i think there's a difference between the left of the law and how the real world works. as a technical legal matter, i'm not sure there's a valid contract here. i'm not sure if they were to sue these people that they would actually get the reward. remember, the l.a. police department wants to be a good guy here. this money, these people suffered. very scary incidents. i think they can split the money these two people, be done with it. >> that's the reynolds but of course, this man, carjacked. listen to what he told our randi kaye about his plans if he didn't get the money? >> anybody ever believe he was going to be captured and convicted? i don't think so. i think they put that in as an out. i'm going to talk to a lawyer today. i know i have to file a claim. >> joey jackson, he said he knows he has to talk to a lawyer and file a complaint. as jeffrey toobin says, there's a big difference in the letter of the law and spirit of the law. what do you think applies whoer? >> there is, b
of hours from now just about 5:00. >>> over in illinois the family of jesse jackson jr. are struggling to cope with allegations the former congressman misused campaign funds for personal expenses. they're also standing by his side while he faces federal charges while struggling with his health. >> still under a strict regiment with the doctors and he's had to deal with the compounding issues of his health as well as legal issues and so he's going to work through both simultaneously, so we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped down as a congressman to deal with his health problems, his mental health problems. if he's convicted he could get up to five years in prison. >>> the white house is drafting a plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. according to "usa today" the plan would allow immigrants to become permanent residents in just eight years after they pass background check and pay their fees. until then, they would carry a visa with their new status as lawful prospective immigrants. the white house says
to bring in cnn legal contributor paul callen and joey jackson joins me now want i want to take the "n" word out of it for a sec here. can you hit someone else's kid? how much trouble is he in? the answer is no. what are you thinking. you can't do it and he's charged with simple assault. it's an offensive harmful contact or conduct with someone without their consent. he faces up to a year in jail. i suspect it will be resolved for significantly less than that, john. >> i said take the "n" word out of it. let's not take it out of it. how much does that exacerbate the legal issue? >> he's only charged with a misdemeanor assault. in a lot of other states this would be viewed as a hate crime. he's only charged with a misdemeanor. so the use of the word goes to motive, but it won't make it a worse charge. >> as the mother of the baby says, the man smelled of alcohol and was drinking during the flight. what kind of factor is that? >> i think in the civil case later on, you have to wonder how was the screening of passengers? how effective was it? his defense attorney will try to use it as a d
80,000 square miling. 1,000 people were hurt mostly by flying gas. jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. he bought personal items. including michael jackson items. and bruce lee items. it will be up to a judge if he will serve any prison time. by now you have probably heard stories from the carnival ship. fights over food, and sleepless nights. but for two passengers this cruise was about more than getting away from it all. this is about much, much more. they boarded the ship to say farewell, scattering the ashes of a long-time friend who died recently from cancer. for them, this was going to be a hard trip no matter what. and it became worse than anyone could have imagined. we will speak with one of the women here in a moment on cnn, first, we will see where the investigation into the ship stands right now. >> you can see the triumph over my shoulder way off in the distance. to give you a sense of scale, it has 13 decks in all and is the length of three football fields. the officials are trying to figure out the source of sunday's fire that brou
. a source close to jesse jackson jr., to the family here, they're confirming to cnn that the former congressman has signed a plea deal with prosecutors. a law enforcement official previously told cnn the fbi and prosecutors in d.c., that they were investigating jackson for possible financial impropriety. lawyers representing jackson have not returned cnn's phone calls. the u.s. attorney's office in washington had no comment when asked earlier. >>> back to the special coverage of the blizzard and the urgent manhunt in california here in just a moment. other news developing right now. roll it. >>> actor hugh grant among those receiving phone hacking settlements today from rupert murdoch's company. news international settled 144 lawsuits, seven other cases will go to trial. lawyers said grant received, quote/unquote, substantial damages. the suit stemmed from that widespread scandal involving the hacking of celebrities and politicians and others by murdoch tabloids. >>> private e-mails and photographs belonging to not just one but two american presidents hacked and published online for
the mentally disabled. >>> and once considered a rising star, former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. heads to court next hour. he's expected to plead guilty to improperly spending campaign money and we're talking lots of money, three-quarters of a million dollars, not for campaign expenses like flyers and buttons but for a $43,000 rolex watch, $5,000 for fur capes and parkas and nearly $10,000 on children's furniture. lisa sylvester joins us now. good morning, lisa. >> hi, good morning, carol. just about ten minutes or so ago jesse jackson jr. and his wife, sandy, actually arrived here at the courthouse and as you mentioned he is expected in about an hour and a half or so to plead guilty. he faces one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements, and this carries a maximum penalty of about five years with a $250,000 fine and it will ultimately be up to the judge to decide how much time if any he actually will have to serve. also his wife is facing a separate charge of making, filing false tax returns. her hearing is later on this afternoon. she re
to replace former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and now he's ready to use his checkbook to fight the nra. wolf blitzer joins me now live. wolf, you just talked to the mayor. what did he tell you? >> i went up to capitol hill to speak with him. he was meeting with various senators. he's just been over at the white house meeting with the vice president who as you know is putting forward all this new proposed legislation on gun deal -- dealing with gun violence in the united states. it was clear to me that mayor bloomberg is in washington, making it clear to everyone right now, he's ready to put his money where his mouth is, if you will. he's going to spend a lot of money just as he did in the special election in chicago. jesse jackson jr.'s seat to get someone elected who agrees with him, that there is way too much gun violence in the united states and the way to deal with it is much more gun control. listen to this exchange, brooke, that we had. you were willing to put your money where your mouth is. >> well, you know, the nra has had the field to itself of talking about guns. and
in, it's always him going grammy. so yeah, that was the first time. and then seeing michael jackson's thriller, and i think did he win 1 grah2 grammys for album. >> as many as humanly possible. absolutely. >> i remember seeing that and being like whoo. >> and now from a first time grammy award nominee to a two-time grammy award winner, ll cool j is back at the helm of the big show hosting now for a second time. and while music fans, of course, love the show itself, they can't seem to get enough of ll. >> i'm ll cool j. i'm the host of the grammys this year. 55th annual grammys and today, we are actually having a tech run through. a technical run through where we check out all the cues, make sure that the speeches that are notice teleprompter for the various presenters aren't either too long or too short. we have stand-ins up on stage helping us run through it. we just want to make sure that everything's running smoothly. i've been talking to ken ehrlich, the executive producer. he's the little guy over there running. he's walking. he has his back to us. and we've been convert say th
, the family of jesse jackson jr. says they are struggling to cope with allegations the former congressman misused campaign funds for personal expenses, but they are also standing by his side as he faces federal charges while struggling, in part, with his mental health. >> dealing with issues of his health, as well as legal issues and dealing with both simultaneously. we ask that you be mindful that he is not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped down as a congressman to deal with those health problems. he says he takes responsibility for his actions. a judge will decide whether he will serve any prison time. >>> and while track star oscar pistorius sits in a south african jail accused of killing his model girlfriend, his fellow sprinter, usain bolt is trying to process how he got there the six-time medalist says he is shocked to hear of the allegations against pistorius. >> when i heard, i was like, what? who? as in the arch putty, the guy who run the 400 meter? i was asking all kinds of questions because this can't be the same guy that i have seen that i know. and i sti
illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr., son of civil rights leader jesse jackson. he resigned back in november right after he won re-election in the house. had he been treated for bipolar disorder and he's been an ongoing subject over campaign funds. tell me about this plea deal that's being filed apparently today. >> well, the sun times is reporting at suntimes.com that the plea deal is going to be made public today. we have a statement from the jackson lawyers where jackson says that he says he offers no excuses and takes responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes i've made. we expect this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in
in the direction of jackson, alabama. >> you're actually watching the video. i want to pause so we can listen to it as well. >> just to get a sense, john, this is something you do all the time? >> this is something i've done professionally for 12 years. i tell the general public, if you want to know what a toefrntd sounds like, go 80 miles an hour and stick your head out the window. this tornado was eye lot larger. >> oh, my god. i've never seen -- >> john, thank you so much. and for sharing those amazing pictures with us as well. we know you'll keep an eye on things. what are we looking at now. these are bands of storms that move through the area. is there still a threat? >> slight threat here of rotation. we have watches in effect right now. the whole area has calmed down significantly and turned into a wind damage event. we'll keep watching it. right through alabama in the past 15 minutes we have big windses rolling on through. that's that band that's moving down just into northwestern florida. there are still storms back out here. we're not worried so much about the storm as that line up
in the direction of jackson, alabama. >> i want to pause for a moment so we can listen to it as well. this is something you do all the time but we don't get to ride along with the tomorrow chaser. >> this is something i've done professionally for the last 12 years. i've had a pet peeve when people say it sounded like a freight train. i say if you want to know what a tornado sounds like go about 80 miles per hour down the interstate and stick your head out. it's that rushing sound. this tornado is a lot larger. >> oh, my god. >> thank you so much. and for sharing those amazing pictures with us. chad, what are we looking at now because these are bands of storms that move through the areas. are they still a threat? >> slight threat still of reatir rotation. we had some really big winds rolling on through through enterprise and the south there. we're worried about the storms. that's the cell right through hattiesburg. see how that red is all by itself. that turns into the big dog. it turns into the rotating super cell and that's what went right through west hattiesburg. >> thank you. all
, alabama in the direction of jackson, alabama. >> john, we're actually watching your video. i want to pause for a moment just so we can listen to it as well. just so you get a sense there, john. this is something you do all time, actually. but certainly we don't get to ride along with a storm chaser. >> this is something i've done professionally for the last 12 years. i have a pet peeve when people say it sounds like a freight train. i like to tell the general public, if you want to know what a tornado sounds like, go about 80 miles an hour down the interstate and stick your head out the window. you have that raw wind blowing sound, that rushing sound. i was in mobile for the christmas day tornado. this tornado was a lot larger. >> john sibley, thank you so much for sharing those amazing pictures with us as well. chad, what are we looking at now? these are bands of storms that moved through the area. is there still a threat? >> there's slight threat here still of rotation. we have watches in effect right now. the whole area has calmed down significantly and turned into a wind damage event.
, but, yeah, it's an interesting phenomenon. >> mimi webb miller, you work with michael jackson, worked with ray charles. do you think it's difficult to get black actors cast in major roles for tv or movies or even in television commercials? how are black actors viewed in hollywood today? >> it's better than it used to be. and jamison isn't really blowing his own horn. he's very talented. we can bring him to the picture but he has to be chosen by the director or the client. he's been very lucky and worked very hard. >> other than that, he's very talented, but there are a lot of black actors, starving black actors and talented black actors who don't get picked. do you think he's the acceptable black friend, as he says? >> yes, i do believe that that's true. but in the old days, we couldn't even put a couple together if they didn't match colors. nowadays, that's different. it's changed quite a bit. i would think jamison would think so, too. >> let's talk to anthony, though. anthony, how difficult was it to get "red tails" off the ground? what are the biggest barriers in hollywood for blac
. >> and we have jesse jackson, jr. >> i get, it's about affairs. republican or democrat, if you are having an affair, you do not call someone else an adulter. >> many people have affairs. >> more of this talk approximate will continue and we will have you back tomorrow, as a matter of fact. we appreciate it. in the meantime, we have developing news coming up, at the daytona international speed way. 28 people injured in a firry crash on the racetrack when debris flew over the fence. transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. with xerox, you're ready for real business. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tr
delays, this was the scene early this morning. it's like pea soup out there. that's hartsfield-jackson airport. the fog so thick it kept planes from landing. meteorologist indra petersons joins us with more. >> good morning. the good news we're seeing that lift here. visibility less than a quarter of a mile. i want to get to the big story everyone is talking about, the potential for a nor easter to develop friday night in through saturday morning, all thanks to a low that could merge with a second low that could drop out of canada. first severe storms, heavy rain and wind moving up the eastern seaboard. we are talking about heavy snow, rain and wind moving into the northeast. we'll be right back. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a
. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. faces charges of misusing campaign funds. that is a federal offense. his wife, sandy jackson, a former chicago city alderman, is accused of filing false tax returns. investigators say jackson diverted $750,000 for personal use by, among other thing, a rolex watch and several furs. >>> a former san diego mayor has admitted to taking $2 million from her late husband's charity to fund a casino gambling debt. prosecutors say she won and lost over $1 billion at casinos over nine years. now maureen o'connor's lawyer is blaming her gambling addiction on a brain tumor. >> this was not, we think, simply a psychiatric problem or a character defect, because there is substantial evidence that during this same time there was a tumor growing in her brain. >> if o'connor repays the misappropriated charity money within two years she could possibly avoid prosecution. "los angeles times" san diego bureau chief tony perry is live for us in san diego. tony, you've covered o'connor for years. what was your imme
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